The Lord Advocate has extended the self-reporting initiative, by which businesses who uncover bribery in their organisations can proactively notify the Crown Office, for a further year.
The initiative, which was first launched on 1 July 2011, will now run until 30 June 2017.*
James Wolffe QC has been recommended by the First Minister for the post of Lord Advocate, succeeding Frank Mulholland QC.
Senior Advocate Depute Alison Di Rollo has been recommended for the post Solicitor General.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has issued a statement to update on the investigation into RBS.
Mr Mulholland has informed the First Minister of his intention to leave the post.
David Harvie has been appointed to the role of Crown Agent, Head of Scotland's Prosecution Service.
David is a Solicitor Advocate and is currently PF for the West of Scotland.
The Lord Advocate today attended a summit on Human Trafficking hosted by the Director of Public Prosecution for England and Wales at the Crown Prosecution Service, London.
At this summit the heads of the Prosecution Services from the United Kingdom signed a series of Commitments in relation to the prosecution of Human Trafficking cases.